Donald F. Blankenship

December 9, 1945October 13, 2020

Donald F. Blankenship was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend. He was born on December 9, 1945 and died on October 13, 2020

Donald is survived by his wife of 55 years, Eloise Blankenship; son Scott Blankenship (Kristi); and daughter Terrie Tyler (Raymond); sister Shelia Fines (James) and sister Pernie Hunt; grandchild Jonathan Blankenship (Kayla), grandchild Kelsey Blankenship (Michael), grandchild Stephanie Tyler, grandchild Brady Wyatt (Casey), grandchild Mikayla Tyler and great grandchild Mason Blankenship.

Donald was preceded in death by father Edward D. Blankenship and mother Ollie Irene Blankenship; brother Marvin Blankenship and sister Faye Holliyan.

He started working for the City of Gardendale in 1965 and retired in 1999. He loved being with his family and friends, Alabama football and deer hunting. He loved playing a good game of Rummy at the Morris Senior Center

A visitation for Donald will be held Saturday, October 17, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Ridout's Gardendale Chapel, 2029 Decatur Highway, Gardendale, AL 35071. A funeral service will occur Saturday, October 17, 2020 from 11:00 AM, 2029 Decatur Highway, Gardendale, AL 35071. A burial will occur at Caledonia Cemetery, Sardis Rd, Mount Olive, Alabama 35117.

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  • Eloise Balnkenship, Wife
  • Scott Blankenship (Kristi), Son
  • Terrie Tyler (Raymond), Daughter
  • Jonathan Balnkenship (Kayla), Grandchild
  • Kelsey Blankenship (Michael), Grandchild
  • Stephanie Tyler, Grandchild
  • Brady Wyatt (Casey), Grandchild
  • Mikayla Tyler, Grandchild
  • Mason Blakenship, Great Grandchild
  • Shelia Fines (James), Sister
  • Pernie Hunt, Sister
  • Edward D. Blankenship, Father (deceased)
  • Ollie Irene Blankenship, Mother (deceased)
  • Marvin Blakenship, Brother (deceased)
  • Faye Holliyan, Sister (deceased)

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  • Visitation

    Saturday, October 17, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, October 17, 2020


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Marilou McGinnis

October 19, 2020

Eloise, I just learned of Don's passing. I pray for God's comfort to sustain you and all the family. Frances, Jeanette and I are praying for you. Love you.

Rose Sanderson

October 16, 2020

Eloise, I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family 🙏.


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